Pomegranate helps Digestion Print
Written by Prof. (Dr.) R. D. GUPTA   

A native fruit crop of Iran (Persia) is extensively cultivated in Mediterranean countries. Kabal and Kandhari anar has its own identity for its seedless red aril. In India, it is grown from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. But commercially it is grown only in Maharashtra and small plantations are also seen in other parts of the country. However, with the introduction of soft seeded varieties, its cultivation is rapidly expanding and plant can withstand different soil and climatic stresses.
The pomegranate fruit is highly nutritious due to the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins.
 

Pomegranate fruit and even fruit rind have been reported to possess a number of medicinal properties. The juice of pomegranate is used for pharmaceutical purposes. It is utilized for treating dyspepsia (indigestion) and beneficial in treating leprosy. Because of the presence of tanin content of the bark, leaves, a mature fruit and fruit rind are given as extrigent to haul diarrhoea, dysentery and haemorrhages.
A decoction of the flowers is gargled to relieve oral and throat inflammation. The medicinal power of the pomegranate has been mentioned in Greek mythology. Chinese mention pomegranate juice as longevity drug. Pomegranate contains a particularly powerful antioxidant a falconoid, more effective as fighting heart disease than those known in tomatoes and red wine.
Dr Ephraim Lansky, a homeopathic physician and ocupuncturist is currently marketing cardiogranate, a juice concentration which according to him combats high cholesterol. Dr Lansky is also working in Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Taxes (USA) in order to confirm the efficiency of pomegranate counteracting the proliferation of human breast cancer.
Benefits
Anaemia: Taking orally the endocarp of Punica granatum twice daily for about a week cures anaemia.
Cough: Grind the leaves of Punica ganatum and extract the juice. Take the juice orally of 5 ml in each time twice daily for 4 to 5 days with a little honey.
Dysentery: Pound the leaves and extract the juice and take orally 5 ml of the juice twice daily with a little honey.
Infertility: Grind roots of Punica granatum into paste and take orally with a little butter once daily till cure. Take the medicine before sunrise or sunset after about 6 hours of the first day of mensturation.
Tuberculosis (TB): Grind the leaves of Punica granatum with the leaves of Syzygium cumini and extract the juice, add ginger juice to it. Take the juice orally thrice daily till cure.

Ex-Associate Dean,
FOA-cum-Ex-Chief Scientist, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.

 
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